Recovery of Mercury spacecraft
April 7, 2003
Attempted recovery of Mercury spacecraft at end of the Mercury-Redstone 4 (MR-4) mission. View shows the Marine helicopter pulled almost to the waters surface by the weight of the capsule, which filled with water. Behind the Marine helicopter, a Navy helicopter prepares to assist.
Topics: Disaster Accident, Environment, Mercury-Redstone Launch Vehicle, Mercury-Redstone 4, Mercury program, Mercury-Redstone 1A, Mercury-Redstone 2, Project Mercury, Mercury